About a week ago I picked up my 01 TJ 4.0 Auto from the tranny shop. I had them replace the rear main seal in the transmission that was leaking. This weekend was the first time I really had a chance to drive it. I noticed that under moderate acceleration from a stop or braking moderately to a stop, I would hear a clunking sound coming from under the vehicle.
I looked around under the jeep and found that one of the bolts that mounts the transfer case to the transmission was almost completely off
. I then started looking at other bolts that these guys could have removed to replace the seal and found 4 nuts that are tightened on to the rubber mount on the skid plate that appeared loose and I also saw signs of shifting along the holes. I attempted to tighten these bolts myself but they just appeared to spin freely like you needed to get to the top of the bolt. Are these nuts supposed to be loose?
Am I on the right track here? I think I am going to call up the transmission shop and tell them I want them to go back and retighten every bolt and nut they loosened.